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The specific aims of this study are to test whether in a cohort of low-income minority veterans with poor diabetes mellitus (DM) control:
1. Peer counseling is an effective means of reducing HbA1c (a measure of glucose control).
2. Financial incentives are an effective means of reducing HbA1c. This is a randomized controlled pilot study. There will be 3 arms: 1) a control group of poorly controlled diabetics getting usual care; 2) peer counseling with no incentives; and 3) financial incentives without peers. Ultimately, contingent on the success of this intervention, the researchers plan to apply for funding for a large scale intervention employing both peer counseling and incentives to improve DM control in low income and minority patients who are at high risk for premature morbidity and mortality.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Assigned a peer counselor, Financial incentives
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:05:42-0400
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